Guide to the Authentication of Documents

Foreign governments and organizations sometimes require documents to be authenticated in order to be accepted for use in their jurisdiction. In British Columbia, authentication means that the signature of the provincial official who signed the document has been authenticated by the provincial government.

This website contains information on the BC authentication process, including instructions on how to prepare and submit your particular type of document for authentication. Please read all sections carefully before submitting any documents for authentication.

The BC Authentication Program is administered by the Order in Council (OIC) Administration Office in the Ministry of Attorney General.